14.0 Configuring DNS with Novell Cluster Services

Novell OES Linux DNS server is a distributed database system that provides hostname-to-IP resource mapping (usually the IP address) and other information for computers on a network. If for some reason the Novell OES 2 Linux DNS server is not accessible, clients lose their ability to connect to the network because DNS lookups will fail. This is possible because the DNS server is automatically started, stopped, and restarted on different servers in the cluster by Novell Cluster Services. You can prevent this problem by configuring DNS with Novell Cluster Services, which ensures that name resolution required by users to connect to the network is highly available.

Before you attempt to implement this solution, familiarize yourself with how Cluster Services works. For information, see the OES 2 SP3: Novell Cluster Services 1.8.8 Administration Guide for Linux.